“Surviving Evil” has survived its freshman run.

Investigation Discovery’s hit series has been picked up for a second season, the cabler announced today. 10-episode second run will begin filming within the next few months.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Charisma Carpenter will return to host the show, which examines real-life crime stories of men and women who fought back against their attackers. Survivors recount their tales of heroism in their own words.

“‘Surviving Evil’ is relevant and powerful to me, because it offers the rare opportunity to not only show amazing human acts of courage and survival against all odds but to empower our viewers to take charge of their personal safety,” Carpenter said.

The show was ID’s highest-rated series during the third quarter of 2013 among adults and women 25-54. “Surviving Evil”s August 2013 debut ranked ninth in its time slot among cable-supported nets.